They Still Make a Netscape Browser?

By Mike Maddaloni on Friday, June 08, 2007 at 06:14 AM with 4 comments

Netscape logoI read on the Mashable blog this morning about the release of version 9 of the Netscape browser. What? They still make a Netscape browser?

Netscape was the original browser, born from the original NCSA Mosaic graphical browser created at the University of Illinois. Then along came Microsoft, and Netscape fell by the way. AOL bought it, then spun off the codebase to the Mozilla Foundation, and Firefox was its new offspring. I am simplifying this story, but trying to make the point that Netscape has become the forgotten one.

As a Web developer who may have users of Web sites I develop, I will download and try it. Of course I will run it on a secondary workstation, just like I do Internet Explorer 7. If I haven’t said it before, I am loyal to Firefox and its sibling the Thunderbird email program.

Let me know if anyone reading will be installing Netscape!

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